FIFA World Cup 2018: Fans upset at barriers on Red Square

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Fans upset at barriers on Red Square
FIFA World Cup 2018: Fans upset at barriers on Red Square

While fans from around the world are singing and celebrating the World Cup on Moscow’s streets, they can’t go to the most famous place in the Russian capital – Red Square.
FIFA World Cup 2018:  Fans upset at barriers on Red Square


Barriers staffed by police officers have blocked off the square for several days, with authorities citing the need to build and dismantle stages for a national holiday and a World Cup-themed opera performance last Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mexico supporter Cesar Reyes, peering past the barriers, says “it’s a real shame it’s closed because it’s one of the best places to visit when you’re in Moscow. It’s a real shame that people will miss it because it’s closed for the special event and there’s no opportunity to appreciate this building.”
FIFA World Cup 2018:  Fans upset at barriers on Red Square
Russian police have closed off a number of roads and other areas for security reasons over recent days. It’s unclear when the square will be reopened. (AP)